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Title: Describing Morphosyntax: A Guide for Field Linguists
Written By: Thomas E Payne

This book is a guide for linguistic fieldworkers who wish to write a
description of the morphology and syntax of one of the world's many
underdocumented languages. It offers readers who work through it one
possible outline for a grammatical description, with many questions
designed to help them address the key topics. Appendices offer guidance on
text and elicited data, and on sample reference grammars that readers might
wish to consult. This will be a valuable resource to anyone engaged in
linguistic fieldwork.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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